Latin American and Latino Studies
Degree Options: Major, Minor
Locations: Lincoln Center, Rose Hill
Visit the Latin American and Latino Studies
Explore the diverse cultures of Latin America in New York City, the United States, and the world.
From its beginning, Fordham has been a favored university—and a home-within-a-home—for Latin Americans and for Latinos in New York City, whose diverse Spanish-speaking communities are among the largest in the world. As a Latin American and Latino studies major at Fordham, you’ll join an intellectually and culturally engaged community exploring the Latin American and the U.S. Latino experiences.
This unique interdisciplinary major is offered by Fordham’s Latin American and Latino Studies Institute (LALSI), whose faculty is composed of scholars from nine academic departments. You’ll work with them to develop a highly individualized course of study that includes the humanities, social sciences, history, and the arts.
Our program is rigorous, creative, socially-engaged and passionate, and so are our students. They conduct research and win fellowships, study in Latin America and Spain, and engage in service learning projects in Latin America and Latino communities in New York. Join them.
As you learn about the Latin American and Latino experiences here, you’ll also study philosophy, theology, economics, sociology, anthropology, political science, mathematics, language and literature, ethics, science, and the performing arts through Fordham’s common core curriculum, the centerpiece of our liberal arts education.
We want you to excel in your field—and as a human being.